Before Our Time

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  • In an interview with jesusfreakhideout.com, Switchfoot frontman Jon Foreman explained the significance of this track, which closes out his solo EP collection The Wonderlands: "It kind of starts with an eye on a clock, just like 'Terminal.' So it's kind of a bookend. It is, for me, it's singing about singing before our time runs out. It's kind of the way I wanted to end The Wonderlands because it feels like that's what this project embodies: singing the songs while I have them." >>
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  • This features Nickel Creek fiddler/vocalist Sara Watkins. Foreman founded the band Fiction Family with Sara's brother (and Nickel Creek bandmate) Sean Watkins.
  • This originally appeared on Amy Grant's 2013 album, How Mercy Looks From Here, under the title "Our Time Is Now." Grant co-wrote the song with Foreman and Nashville songwriter/producer Marshall Altman. Her rendition features vocals from Carole King.

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